1979 Canadian Grand Prix
|Race 14 of 15 in the 1979 Formula One season|
|Date||30 September 1979|
|Location||Circuit Île Notre-Dame, Montreal|
|Course||Semi-permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.5 km (2.796 mi)|
|Distance||72 laps, 324 km (200.592 mi)|
|Weather||Partially cloudy, mild and dry. Air: Air temp: 16–17 °C (61–63 °F)|
|Time||1:31.272 on lap 65|
During practice Niki Lauda announced his retirement from Formula One. The Brabham team, who had replaced their Alfa Romeo-engined BT48 with the Cosworth DFV-engined BT49, recruited Argentine newcomer Ricardo Zunino as Lauda's replacement.
The organizers would not let the Alfa Romeo factory team compete unless they pre-qualified. They refused to do so but a compromise was reached where one of their drivers would be allowed to take part in practice. The other, Bruno Giacomelli, was not allowed to enter the race.
- Lap leaders: Gilles Villeneuve 50 laps (1-50); Alan Jones 22 laps (51-72).
- Last podium and points: Clay Regazzoni
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 4 results from the first 7 races and the best 4 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
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